Health Research BC is supporting 31 KT research teams that are creating pathways from research evidence to impact; and helping to ensure that cutting-edge research can directly improve the health of people and communities in British Columbia and BC’s health system.
Health Research BC is providing funding to 71 researchers through the 2022 Scholar and Research Trainee competitions which will help develop, attract and retain BC’s best and brightest health researchers and support the advancement of world-class health research in BC.
We are British Columbia’s health research agency.
Our ambition is to inspire and connect curious, creative and passionate minds to drive discovery and innovation for better health and health care. We support the people who do and use health research and we strengthen the system in which they work.
The BC SUPPORT (Support for People & Patient-Oriented Research & Trials) Unit supports, patient-oriented research throughout BC to answer research questions that matter to patients and improve health care.
Clinical Trials BC supports clinical trial investigators, sites and institutions to ensure a world-class destination for clinical trials. Focusing on infrastructure and capacity building with a collaborative approach, we enable clinical trial excellence across British Columbia.
Research Ethics BC supports a province-wide, harmonized system for research ethics reviews of studies conducted in multiple geographic areas involving the resources, people, patients or data from more than one BC research institution. Our harmonized ethics review model co-created with BC health research partners, is now in use by all BC health authorities, most research universities, and many colleges.
We are British Columbia’s health research agency. Our ambition is to inspire and connect curious, creative and passionate minds to drive discovery and innovation for better health and health care. We support the people who do and use health research and we strengthen the system in which they work.
An organization created by the consolidation of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research and the BC Academic Health Science Network, we are focused on improving the health of British Columbians, the health system and the economy. Considerations of equity, diversity and inclusion are top-of-mind as we begin our journey together, and our commitment to Indigenous reconciliation and self-determination will guide us.
As a provincial organization, our work extends across many Indigenous lands and territories throughout BC. We acknowledge with respect and humility that our Vancouver offices are located on the traditional and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
Supports early career health researchers, helping them form their own research teams, train the next generation of scientists and develop world-leading research programs.
Supports the best and brightest health researchers in training to enable career development and support world-class health research in BC.
Applications are now open for:
1 December 2022
Michael Smith Health Research BC welcomes Roger Francis as our vice-president, external relations.
28 November 2022
This week, a new organization launches to support researchers across Canada who engage patients in their work: SPOR National Training Entity.
23 November 2022
Join us in the opener of ASK US Series season 3 with a special guest - Craig Lipset from the Decentralized Trials & Research Alliance (DTRA)